Lovely Secession-design florals in relief adorn the entire large snuff box. A central oval medallion with beaded edging completes the heavy 800 Fine Silver box. Germany circa 1920. 2 1/8" W., 3" L., 7/8" H.
Alternating vertical and horizontal relief geometric borders enhance the box with its flanking Art Deco handles. A domed cover has an Art Deco turned wood finial. The silvered Art Deco design was made in England circa 1925. 3 1/8" W., 6" L., 4 3/8" H.
Stunning French Art Deco silver box mounted with a large, rectangular carnelian-colored glass top. Silver-and-marcasite appliques adorn the corners in a fan shape and at center in a diamond shape. Sides have a ribbon-and-garland pattern. The heavy box has hallmarks for London 1923 along with importer mark of Gourdel Vales & Co. The firm, established in Paris in 1820 by Constant Vales, continued as Gourdel Vales in London until 1939. 1 1/2" W., 2 3/8" L.
Antique niello Russian cigarette case with a central scene of a horse-drawn sled with driver in traditional attire. The silver is further enhanced with scrolling and floral designs. An elaborate cartouche with chased monogram is upon the reverse. Marks include: Date stamp for Moscow 1886 along with 84 Fineness for 875 purity. Maker Vasili Dmtrev. A lovely example created during the Nicholas II period. 1 3/4" W., 3/14" L.
Fine antique crystal box with a minutely detailed, cast bronze eagle upon its hinged cover. The eagle is complemented by bronze Art Nouveau floral elements along with foliate-trim mountings. The marquise-form crystal box is cut with vertical fluting and a starburst upon its base. France circa 1900. 2 3/8" H., 4 3/8" W., 8 5/8" L.
Octagonal, elongated-form Art Deco box. Relief edging with notch detail enhances the bold design with its hinged cover. Geometric pendant handles complete the multi-functional example. Made by Cooper Bros. in Sheffield circa 1925. 5 1/8" W., 7" L., 4" H.
Round rouge enamel and sterling silver English pill box. An engine-turned, radiating weave pattern is seen beneath the enamel work. Gilded interior. Hallmarks: Sydney & Co., Birmingham 1927. 2" W., 5/8" H.
Lovely antique French jewel box with kingwood marquetry. The box, with bronze mounts, has a central, hand-painted Sevres, or Vieux Paris porcelain oval medallion upon its top. Interior is fitted with the original tufted rouge silk liner. France circa 1890. 3" H., 5 1/4" W., 8 1/8" L.
Lovely heavy quality sterling silver Edwardian snuff box. The rectangular form with scallop edges is gilded within. Hallmarks: E. J. Trevitt & Sons, Chester 1906. 1 3/8" W., 2" L.
Irises, along with swirling foliates, are in relief upon the box cover. Sides of the charming pill or trinket box have complementing Art Nouveau florals, all with chased detail. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Charles Dumenil, London, 1902. 1 5/8" W., 1 1/8" H.
Fine Georgian silver box set with a polished, large pillow-form banded caramel agate. The box, with rounded corners, has a deep horizontal relief design upon the sides and is gilded within. The George III box is hallmarked: Matthew Linwood, Birmingham 1811. Well-regarded as a maker of silver boxes, Linwood was born in 1756 and had a silver workshop at Great Charles Street in Birmingham. In 1811 he became guardian of the assay office. 1 3/4" W., 2 1/8" L.
Lovely Art Nouveau round box with robust florals and whiplash vines around the circumference. An Art Nouveau maiden with flowing hair adorns the cover of the elegant design. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 290. 2 1/4" H., 3 1/4" W.
Stunning high Art Nouveau design! A reticulated whiplash form support in each corner upholds the jewel box. Interlacing, sweeping vines and Art Nouveau florals are in relief upon the top and all sides. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany, circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue. Marks beneath. 2 3/4" H., 4 1/2" W., 6 3/4" L.
Elegant late Georgian-era sterling silver and crystal potpourri box. Hallmarks: Thomas Whitehead, London 1833, along with sovereign head mark for William IV. Heavy silver engined pattern top has an elaborately reticulated and chased scrollwork panel. A medallion with an engraved egret crest is at its center. A fine early box. 1 5/8" H., 2 1/4" W., 3 1/2" L.
Colorful Art Nouveau pottery butter box. The undulating form, with a bell flower and vines in relief, has an applied naturalistic frond handle. Glazed in minty greens along with burgundy and yellow. Interior is a rose tone. Impressed Austria beneath, circa 1900. 3 1/4" H., 6" W., 8 3/4" L.
Extraordinary English sterling silver Art Nouveau card case. A distinct Alphonse- Mucha-influence maiden is in high relief upon its front. The profile, with cascading hair and elaborate headband, is reminiscent of Mucha's depictions of Sarah Bernhardt. Floral and scrolling patterns in relief further enhance the lovely case, which accommodates a present-day, business-card size. Hallmarks: Clifford & Norris, Birmingham 1902. 2 3/4" W., 3 7/8" H.
Lovely box with pottery inset upon its hinged top. Interlacing high Art Nouveau design glazed in deep blue and gold upon a white ground. Box made of nickel; Germany circa 1905. 2 7/8" H., 4 1/2" W.
Most unusual example of a fine Art Nouveau silver card case. Rambling vines along with daffodils in high relief are upon the cover of the case. The case, with its spring mechanism, opens to reveal a beautifully fitted interior of moire silk. Each side has a gusset pocket to hold a card. The form accommodates modern- day-size business cards. Impressed marks for 800 fine silver along with maker stamp: Germany circa 1900. 2 5/8" W., 4" L.